Diwali Dazzle: Sunilla Eti

Diwali is just around the corner – and with the diyas, sweets and Patakas come the numerous Diwali parties. And then the confusion of what to wear obviously follows it big time! So what are you wearing for the Diwali party next weekend? Is it the regular Anarkali that you wore last month? Is it the suit that you wore for your friend’s wedding and you hope they cancel coming to the same party? While most of us are struggling with these questions, there are a few out there, who have their style game in place. They’ve planned their looks and have their outfits ready. We went into the households of some of those lovely ladies – who know exactly what it takes to turn heads. Read on to know about how these dames are all set to dazzle this Diwali.

Text: Anahita Ahuja

Sunilla Eti, Image consultant

What makes this festive time special?

Everything and more! It’s the whole mood this season brings along with it – right from de-cluttering your home to shopping for the festivities – it’s the season of happiness, lots of joy and fattening of the midriff!

How do you celebrate Diwali?

The season for celebrations start pretty much soon after Dusshera, card parties are synonymous during Diwali. On Diwali it is day of Lakshmi Puja, lightning up the house with lamps and flowers, wishing family and friends. As a family we have made a conscious decision not to burn crackers anymore.

How do you like dressing up?

It’s definitely a time for traditional Indian attire right through the season.

Who is your favourite designer?

Sigh! There are so many that one is spoilt for choice these days.

How would you judge the fashion scene in the city?

The mood is festive and celebratory and everyone dresses beautifully in bright colours and traditional attire.

What’s your fashion plan for the Diwali parties?

This is time I make an extra effort to dress up in traditional Indian ensembles with accessories to compliment the attire.

Your favourite Indian clothing?

Undoubtedly the saree!

What kind of jewellery do you like?

My taste in jewellery is very varied. I like bold statement pieces and also the really traditional stuff. It is difficult to actually restrict the style – it’s something I wear to compliment and balance my attire.